A Closer Look At Paramodernities

Netta Yerushalmy's Paramodernities; photo Paula Lobo
Netta Yerushalmy’s Paramodernities; photo Paula Lobo

Making her Pillow debut with the world premiere of Paramodernities, Netta Yerushalmy deconstructs iconic works from choreographers such as Alvin Ailey, George Balanchine, and Bob Fosse while performing them alongside scholarly contributions that situate them in larger contexts. Presented in multiple installments, this work is a meditation on the different tracks taken within the modern tradition, in dance and beyond.

Before you witness Paramodernities discover the iconic work that inspired it below in these videos from YouTube and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive:


Alvin Ailey

Ailey II in ‘Wade in the Water’ from Revelations in 1988


George Balanchine

Merrill Ashley & John Meehan  in the Pas de deux from ‘Agon’ in 1987


Merce Cunningham

Merce Cunningham Dance Company in ‘Sounddance’ from 2009


Bob Fosse

Excerpts from ‘Sweet Charity’; ‘The Aloof’, ‘The Heavyweight’, ‘The Big Finish’, choreographed by Bob Fosse


Martha Graham

Martha Graham Dance Company in ‘Night Journey’ from 1994


Vaslav Nijinsky

Excerpt from Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’, choreographed by Valsav Nijinsky (version reconstructed by Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer), performed by the Ballet and Orchestra of the Maryinsky Theater conducted by Valery Gergiev

Netta Yerushalmy's Paramodernities

Highly acclaimed for her “fierce choreographic imagination” (The New York Times), Netta Yerushalmy makes her Pillow debut with the world premiere of Paramodernities.

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